Wednesday, May 30, 2007


I see that they're predicting summer temperatures this weekend. Please, please.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

For those of you who have been waiting in suspense...

We had a very nice weekend...

We made it to the top of Jomfruslettfjellet. All together we were on a 5 hour hike on Sunday. We brought along our little camp stove and made soup on the top of the mountain.

And we made it back in time to go to a Lyn game on Monday. It was a really exciting game, and they won, 4-3!!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Looooong Weeeekend

We're having another long weekend - Monday is a holiday here. I don't even remember which holiday it is. But a day off is a day off.

We decided at the last minute to go up to the cabin this weekend. I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow at 10:00, so they're going to pick me up after that, and then we're off. Hopefully the weather will be okay.

I can hardly wait for summer vacation. I will be very happy to be done with my last final on June 5th. When I started really looking into it, I realized that it's going to be really hard, so I've started actively studying for it. The system with finals here is so annoying. Our whole grade is more or less based on this one final....

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Hurra for Norge!

Tomorrow is the 17th of May - Norway's national holiday. It's officially called Constitution Day, but everyone just refers to it as the 17th of May.

Hipp hurra for Norge!

Soap Box Derby

On Sunday, the annual Nordberg Grand Prix, a soap box derby, was held. Our kids were there, of course, for this big event in our neighborhood. Anders and Johan had a car that they had worked on with Gaute, and Espen and two of his friends, Herman and Andreas, had a car that they had built. None of them were fastest, but everyone gets a prize for this race - a bag filled with lots of cool stuff, like a hat and a t-shirt, water bottle and lots of candy! All together, there were about 60 cars in the race. It's a pretty big event around here - and lots of fun. Unfortunately, Anders and Johan's car rolled over right after they went over the finish line. Just a few scratches, but kind of scary. They're over it, though, and are already talking about the improvements they'll make to the car before the race next year!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Espen - he's pretty American

You Are 67% American

Most times you are proud to be an American.
Though sometimes the good ole US of A makes you cringe
Still, you know there's no place better suited to be your home.
You love your freedom and no one's going to take it away from you!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

I am a rock, I am an island

Your Birthdate: August 7

You are an island. You don't need anyone else to make you happy.
And though you see yourself as a loner, people are drawn to you.
Deep and sensitive, you tend to impress others with your insights.
You also tend to be psychic - so listen to that inner voice!

Your strength: Your self sufficiency

Your weakness: You despise authority

Your power color: Maroon

Your power symbol: Hammer

Your power month: July

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

New favorite podcast

I have a new favorite podcast. Bill Maher's show, Real Time, is available as a podcast, and I love it.

For those of you who don't know what a podcast is (Mom), is a digital file of a radio (or TV) show which you can listen to on your computer or Ipod - whenever you want to!! I'm telling you, the wonders of modern technology.

I use my Ipod all of the time these days. Chores and walking are things I look forward to now, because that is when I listen to my podcasts. Oh, yeah....

Saturday, May 05, 2007


Our warm spring weather is gone - it's windy and cold today, and it sucks! I want more sun.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Done studying for the day

I have spent most of the last few days studying (except for the 2 hours I spent in line on Wednesday waiting to get a stamp in my passport - but that's another story). The weather has been so nice - 60-70 degrees and sunny - and I am so sick and tired of sitting in front of the computer.

Now I'm going to go get Anders at school and then go do some errands. Everything sounds so nice compared to studying!!!